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    No will. Two kids. We are idiots.

    This has been on our minds a lot due to all the losses in our family this past year. We plan to take care of it soon.
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    We have a will, trust funds/insurance/savings, and instructions on how to raise our kids.

    I think this law is stupid and I'm 100% against any luxuries while on assistance. They should raise the income requirements and quit handing out cash if they want people to use their money wisely. This will just lead to someone at a gas station getting hurt by someone who thinks they should be able to buy a lottery ticket when the attendant thinks they shouldn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wlillie View Post
    We have a will, trust funds/insurance/savings, and instructions on how to raise our kids.

    I think this law is stupid and I'm 100% against any luxuries while on assistance. They should raise the income requirements and quit handing out cash if they want people to use their money wisely. This will just lead to someone at a gas station getting hurt by someone who thinks they should be able to buy a lottery ticket when the attendant thinks they shouldn't.
    Hyperbole.

    It's tough economic times. I'm not going to define "luxury" for anyone making less than me any more than I want someone making more than me to define it for me. Like I said, I never once judged my X for whatever he did during his 2 years of unemployment.

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    No, I'm pretty sure, the definition is anything that isn't a necessity. Lottery tickets, balloons, birthday cakes, cigarettes, alcohol, tvs, ipads, toys, name brand clothing, vacations, expensive vehicles, junk food, eating out, cable, smart phones, and illegal drugs are all luxuries. I don't mind what people do with the money I give freely, but it bothers me when people can "afford" things that I wouldn't purchase for myself because they are too expensive while accepting money the government removes from our kids' future earnings. You don't have to do anything illegal or reportable to do so with the way our system is set up and it's upsetting to people like me who worry about our growing debt. It's wrong IMHO and I don't really care how anyone else feels about it. I just wish they'd fix it, this law isn't going to do that.

    You can't complain about the unemployment rate/food stamp rate when you are saying the illegal immigrants are doing jobs US citizens won't do. Quit giving out way more than enough money to live on for sitting on the unemployment line and people will start doing those jobs. When people suddenly have to quit going out to eat, cut off their cell phone plan, and cut off their cable because they don't have that extra cash coming in, they'll start working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wlillie View Post
    No, I'm pretty sure, the definition is anything that isn't a necessity. Lottery tickets, balloons, birthday cakes, cigarettes, alcohol, tvs, ipads, toys, name brand clothing, vacations, expensive vehicles, junk food, eating out, cable, smart phones, and illegal drugs are all luxuries. I don't mind what people do with the money I give freely, but it bothers me when people can "afford" things that I wouldn't purchase for myself because they are too expensive while accepting money the government removes from our kids' future earnings. You don't have to do anything illegal or reportable to do so with the way our system is set up and it's upsetting to people like me who worry about our growing debt. It's wrong IMHO and I don't really care how anyone else feels about it. I just wish they'd fix it, this law isn't going to do that.
    Which brings me back to the question that has to be answered:
    Is donating money in the collection plate okay? Is it "necessary" or a luxury?

    You can't complain about the unemployment rate/food stamp rate when you are saying the illegal immigrants are doing jobs US citizens won't do. Quit giving out way more than enough money to live on for sitting on the unemployment line and people will start doing those jobs. When people suddenly have to quit going out to eat, cut off their cell phone plan, and cut off their cable because they don't have that extra cash coming in, they'll start working.
    I didn't complain about illegals doing jobs citizens won't do.

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    Yes, donating money to ANYTHING is a luxury. If you think as part of your religion that you need to tithe money to the church, then your religion should also include not asking the "government" for money. If you are in need for any of the reason that it is acceptable to be on assistance for, most (I'm guessing all, but not sure) churches would have a resources or a fund set up for helping you until you got back on your feet. And they wouldn't expect you to tithe because you are obviously unable to.

    I wasn't talking about you specifically, just anyone in general who thinks that people aren't working because they can't find jobs.

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    I think all little kids deserve a birthday cake. EVEN if their parents get assistance. I'm a real softie when it comes to poor kids feeling even more unloved, looked down and stigmatized by cruel entitled adults who would micromanage a child's life because of their parents tough financial times. All kids should get a birthday cake. And any grown up who would get high and mighty about it has issues. Maybe they had a childhood of deprivation and want to pass it along to others or something. Usually growing up with little gives one a greater sense of empathy, but obviously not always.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I think all little kids deserve a birthday cake. EVEN if their parents get assistance. I'm a real softie when it comes to poor kids feeling even more unloved, looked down and stigmatized by cruel entitled adults who would micromanage a child's life because of their parents tough financial times. All kids should get a birthday cake. And any grown up who would get high and mighty about it has issues. Maybe they had a childhood of deprivation and want to pass it along to others or something. Usually growing up with little gives one a greater sense of empathy, but obviously not always.
    I'm pretty sure you can buy cake mix and frosting with food stamps.
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    But no one could argue that they are necessary like protein or shoes, right? Anyway, Lillie brought up bday cake as an unnecessary. Disagree with her, not me. I'm pro cake like you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I'm pretty sure you can buy cake mix and frosting with food stamps.
    Yeah but remember, poor people aren't allowed to eat unhealthily.

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